|Project by Ger21||posted 12-21-2009 07:10 PM||16343 views||42 times favorited||32 comments|
Stumbled across some pics of these about 2 weeks ago, and thought it would be cool to make one. CNC makes routing the slots pretty painless. I routed a pocket for a 1”-8 hex nut, and epoxied it in place. Back and hub body are 3/4” baltic birch, and the front plate is 1/4” MDF. Only problem is that when epoxying the nut in, its a bit tricky (nearly impossible) to get the nut perfectly perpendicular to the face. I fixed that by building a jig and surfacing the face with a router while it was spinning on the lathe. I’ve figured out how to correct this for the next one.
Anyway, it actually works pretty good. Here’s a video of it spinning a rough bowl.